After filing of an Application for Adjudication, the Appeals Board, a workers' compensation judge may order the joinder of additional parties necessary for the full adjudication of the case. A party not present or represented at the time of joinder shall be served with copies of the order of joinder, the application, minutes of hearing and summary of evidence, medical reports and other documents, as directed in the order of joinder. The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board may designate the party or parties who are to make service.
Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 5307.5 and 5316, Labor Code.
1. Amendment exempt from OAL review pursuant to Government Code section 11351, filed 12-19-90; operative 1-1-91 (Register 91, No. 7).
2. Amendment filed 12-19-2002; operative 1-1-2003. Submitted to OAL for printing
only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2002, No. 51).